Merged 5x: Power Rankings rise?/Phins 23rd on ESPN's Power Rankings

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  1. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Dolphin Apologist - I'm really sorry!!

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    Power Rankings rise?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?season=2005&week=1

    I usually don't pay too much attention to this, but they had us as 30 out of 32 going into the season. So how high will we be when they revamp the rankings this week?

    I say 25 with rising momentum. I can't see them buying into us that much just yet.
     
  2. byroan

    byroan A True Fan

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    Hmm... The Browns will probably be last. The 49ers and us will move up. Bears will go down. Bucs will move up some. Titans will move down. The Raiders will drop, but how far? Same with the Texans. I think we'll be 26th.
     
  3. Amars

    Amars Championship or nothing.

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    We'll be like 28. This only week one. Give us to week 3 then we break the 20-25 range if we are winnning
     
  4. Dolfan984

    Dolfan984 A True Fan

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    I think we have to be at least 25-26 with how we beat on a playoff team like that.
     
  5. Canadianfishfan

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    considering the Broncos were just out of the top 10... Alot of pundits are going to wait to see if we can duplicate our performace before they give us a respectable ranking.
    I say no lower than 26th.. no higher than 20th.
     
  6. 85inthehall

    85inthehall Starter

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    mid twenties -- they will take into account the broncos have never won in miami and miami is the toughest place to win in september for an opposing team
     
  7. DolfanDaveInATX

    DolfanDaveInATX A True Fan

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    On basis of yesterday's performance alone, the Jets should be #32. But when you factor pre-season expectations along with that, that spot probably goes to the Titans. I think the Dolphins will probably be toward the bottom of yesterday's winners -- #20, give or take a couple.
     
  8. ch19079

    ch19079 Dolphin, its whats for dinner

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    #30 Titans
    #31 Jets
    #32 Texans
     
  9. rainmaker1313

    rainmaker1313 A True Fan Donator

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    Well, go to USA today and Click Jeff Sagarin ratings. We are ranked # 8 I believe!
     
  10. marke27

    marke27 dime corner

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    wow actually he has us #6
     
  11. Canadianfishfan

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    #6..... Man!... freakin Awesome!!!
     
  12. Jimmy James

    Jimmy James You sit on a throne of lies!

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    If this team is 3-0 at that point, it's a lock that it will be in the top half of the power rankings. 3-0 might even get top 10.

    I'm not really that worried about power rankings this week. Let them underestimate the Dolphins again -- it seems the team has no problem remembering how good it can be. That's what really matters.
     
  13. Samphin

    Samphin Dolphins Homer

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    Personally, I don't care. I hope Saban bans all newspapers and websites or does whatever he has to to keep these players focused. I think that this is the type of stuff that plagued us in year's past. Thomas and Taylor owuld actually ocme out and ocmment on how negative the media has been. They shouldn't be worried about the media.

    I hope right now saban is sitting with his staff formulating a gameplan to go up against a ticked off Jets team on the road.
     
  14. Timmy54

    Timmy54 Not a 3am Member but still post whoring

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    of the bottom 9 in there ranking, 6 teams won!!! Should be some shuffling going on!!
     
  15. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Dolphin Apologist - I'm really sorry!!

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    I don't think we have to worry about that. I'm sure he started formulating a plan on his way home. This is one thing we can now count on as Dolphins fans. Call it a "coaching luxury" that we couldn't afford under Wanny.
     
  16. chrome4

    chrome4 All-Star

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    WOW
     
  17. 060693

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    We will not have the heat to help us in the fall

    Guys,

    I am a huge fan in NJ. I am realy excited for our team this year. However, I know that one of the reasons we looked so much better in the 4th qtr. is because of the heat. It has always been to our advantage and that is why we start off with good records in the beginning of the season and then our peformance dwindles in the fall and early winter months. The good thing is the most of our games that we have to play in the North are not that late into the season. However, I still think that we have to wait and see how this team does in November and December. It has always been the litmus test that this team has failed through out the shula years, the johnson years and the years of the previous coach (I just refuse to name this guy, check out any of my other posts).

    Go Phins.
     
  18. Phin-o-rama

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    *cough* ricky williams will be back *cough*
     
  19. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Dolphin Apologist - I'm really sorry!!

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    And he won't be going anywhere via trade this season according to John Clayton today!!!! Our offense is going to be fun to watch with he and Ronnie in the backfield. Now that we have a QB who can put at least a glimmer of fear into a secondary, it'll be interesting to see what happens when defenses put 7 or 8 in the box to stop the run!
     
  20. DolfanoneNY

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    there will be lots of fluctuation in the rankings........
    and we better be higher than the Jets
     
  21. SMadison29

    SMadison29 What Sherman aspires to be

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    Power Rankings

    Does anyone want to take a guess as to where we'll be in the ESPN power rankings when they come out tomorrow?
     
  22. Orange Porpoise

    Orange Porpoise Go Phins!!!!

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    Probably 26.
     
  24. ether79

    ether79 Down but not out!

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    Yeah somwhere in the mid-twenties is probably right.
     
  25. MadLib

    MadLib Rookie of the Year

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    17. ESPN tends to overreact in the first few weeks of the season. I think we are going to be a good team, but we still have a lot to prove.
     
  26. SMadison29

    SMadison29 What Sherman aspires to be

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    I say we'll be 14. We looked damn dominant without blitzing.
     
  27. HysterikiLL

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    ESPN love us at the moment but the love affair will have worn down by tomorrow. I say we will only move about two spots to around 26/27/28 or in the vicinity of that.
     
  28. N-A

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    ESPN will definitley hedge their bets and put the Fins in the low 20's. Nobody seems to be talking about how Miami has the most difficult schedule in the NFL. That will certainly be brought up if we win a few more games.
     
  29. Atila

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    somewhere between 23-27...anything lower or higher than that would be dumb
     
  30. igor79

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    the USA today rankings are just based on wins and scoring margins. we won and we won big so we are near the top of the list.... that is not a reasonable thing to look at
     
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  32. Dolfan73

    Dolfan73 Finally Back Home

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    this week we end up at 26...after we beat the jets this next week...in a squeeker i mite add...we will be up to right under 20...19



    QUOTE ME...the dolphins will beat every afe east team at least once this year!!! If not...I will wear the throwback sissy buffalo jersey to the bills game at home...no b.s.
     
  33. footballer

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    who cares? screw espn...i dont want them on our jock....
     
  34. Dolfan73

    Dolfan73 Finally Back Home

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    I just think it's amusing that they have to actually stop and take notes on how GOOD the offense ran and how unstoppable the defense was....THE MOST SURPRISING THING OF THIS GAME IS THAT THE D RANKS LOWER THAN THE OFFENSE...WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THAT HAPPENED??? 94' MY FRIENDS...
     
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    NLude33 Section 415, Row 17

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    I think us and the Broncos should be switched....would be only fair after the pounding they took from us.
     
  37. Predaphin

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    BS, the broncos are still 2 spots on top of us after we convincingly beat them
     
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  39. ch19079

    ch19079 Dolphin, its whats for dinner

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    Fins: 23: Nick Saban said after the Dolphins' opener that the win wasn't about him. Uh, we're not so sure about that Nick.

    Broncos: 21: A 34-10 Week 1 loss to the Dolphins couldn't have been part of Mike Shanahan's master plan for the 2005 season.

    Texans: 29: When your No. 1 WR catches three passes for 18 yards, your No. 1 RB rushes for 48 yards and your QB only throws for 70 yards, it's going to be a very long day.

    Browns: 32: If Trent Dilfer is throwing the ball 43 times in a game, that's usually not a good thing. (thats my favorite :rofl3: )
     
  40. byroan

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    I know I said we'd be 26, but looking at their rankings now we should be higher. The Rams lost to the 49ers and we dominated the Broncos. But they're both higher?
     
  41. ch19079

    ch19079 Dolphin, its whats for dinner

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    EDIT: NM
     
  42. vt_dolfan

    vt_dolfan E tū iho nei, tū iho nei, hī!

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    Not bad....23 is about right. Until after this week. If we beat the Jets in New York...I would think we could be in for a fun season. Even if we lose..as long as we keep it close..7pts or under...I would think we would have proved we are much better than 23.

    Its going to be interesting to see what kind of gameplan Saban comes up with for the Jets. I cant wait to see what he does. In past..we always knew week in to week out what we would do. Not anymore..this is soooo much more fun..even if we do lose.

    Guys...this is a HUGE game for us. No doubt...we hate the Jets..to go into NJ and beat them would be a mega boost of confidence. To have a division rival down 0-2 and have a loss against us at home..puts us in really..really good shape.
     
  43. BrazForPhins

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    With next week we will go much higher or almost bottom again..If we lose at NJ they'll say "nick saban cannot do miracles, he'll indeed need time bla bla BS.." and drop us to 30 again..and if we win they wont have any option but put us inside the top 12..
     
  44. Canadianfishfan

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    That depends HOW we get beat... Thats a BIG IF we get beat!
     
  45. vinivedivichi

    vinivedivichi So you're telling me there's a chance...

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    ESPN is too generous to NFC teams IMO. The Rams are not a good team, neither are the Seahawks. Just because they'll end the year 8-8 or so doesn't mean they're better than some AFC teams with a worse record.
     
  46. BrazForPhins

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    I agree that it should be based on how we get beat, though thats ESPN. If they were used to consider that factor early in the season we should already be in the 10th to 20th range. Every year they're too stucked at the "last season" until week 3 or 4..
    thats why i guess no matter how we get beat, espn would put us at the bottom down again
     
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    ch19079 Dolphin, its whats for dinner

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    Its only week one and we are still underdogs here. We beat the Jets and we take a big jump and the J-E-T-S drop to the bottom 5 with 2 losses. Now if the Pats would lose I will have a great week 2.
     
  50. CsonkaClone

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    The Titans should be at the bottom of that list...They showed absolutely nothing on either side of the ball...At least the Bears have a great Defense and the Browns did show some signs against Cincy despite the scoreboard....I feel bad for McNair...One of the gutsiest ever.
     

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